Calvin Klein BODY Slim Fit Suit – Black $349.99 (reg. $525) | Navy stripe $349.99 (reg.$525)
Calvin Klein has been a little reckless with their new BODY line label. Sometimes it’s an item with a slimmer more modern look like this Calvin Klein BODY necktie. But other times the items are designed to “enhance.” Meaning: They’re either made of spanx-like material to slim you down, or boosted with extra fabric in the groin area to increase the profile of your junk. Ridiculous in either case.
What’s not ridiculous is the look of these suits. And I don’t see how they can really be “enhancing” in a way other than the fact that they’re well cut.
They’re mainly wool, with the Navy stripe option claiming to be wool, cashmere, and polyester. The lapels are noticeably slimmer, and the description on Macy’s even says: “Save yourself a trip to the tailor.” And that’s a good sign since Calvin Klein department store suits have always been uncharacteristically bulky for the brand.
Calvin Klein makes strangely large and bulky sack suits for department stores, and they haven’t made a true widely available modern cut wool suit until now. I don’t own a black suit (gray and navy are as close as I get), but if the solid black Calvin Klein BODY slim fit looks as good in person, and doesn’t have any lame padding in the crotch, it’ll shoot right to the top of my “want” list. Especially at that sale price.
Currently efforting an up-close fitting for one of these. Updates will come along if that happens.
UPDATE: Looks like sizes are extremely limited on the black. Might have to keep an eye out for new stock.